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Survival Tip #2: Estimate Remaining Daylight

Continuing with our Survival Series for National Preparedness Month, we have Survival Tip #2: Estimate Remaining Daylight.


What happens if you find yourself in the wilderness with no watch or phone? How can you tell how much sunlight is left to find food, set up shelter or build a fire? If you ever find yourself in such a situation, this handy Survival Hack will help.


To estimate the remaining daylight, locate the sun and align the top of your outstretched hand with the bottom edge of the sun. Count how many fingers it takes to meet the top of the horizon line - each of those fingers represents roughly 15 minutes of daylight remaining.


Always be prepared when you're hiking or camping, but in the event that you aren't, survival tips like these can make all the difference in the world. 

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